Limerick travel guide

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You're Going to Love Limerick

With a population of 90,054, Limerick is the largest city in Limerick, Ireland by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

Where to Eat in Limerick

If you’re looking for affordable options, House Limerick (House Limerick Howley's Quay) and Cornstore, Limerick (19 Thomas Street) are great picks.

When to visit Limerick

Limerick in April
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Limerick in April
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Limerick


When flying to Limerick, you’ll arrive at Shannon Airport (SNN), which is located 20 km from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to Limerick include JetBlue, British Airways and Aer Lingus. The shortest flight to Limerick from the United States departs from New York and takes around 6h 05m.


Another option to get to Limerick is to pick up a car rental from Dublin, which is about 175 km from Limerick. You’ll find branches of Sixt and Europcar, among others, in Dublin.


The most popular bus station is Limerick Childers Road Retail, Stop 607571, located 1.9 km from downtown Limerick. Limerick Mulgrave St. (St. Josephs Hosp) is also a commonly used station, and is 0.9 km from the city center.

Airports near Limerick


Airlines serving Limerick

United Airlines
Good (2,618 reviews)
Good (1,754 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (4,073 reviews)
Good (314 reviews)
Air France
Good (354 reviews)
Excellent (2,823 reviews)
British Airways
Good (1,122 reviews)
Good (410 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (974 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (237 reviews)
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Good (314 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (376 reviews)
Edelweiss Air
Good (8 reviews)
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Where to stay in Limerick

Average rates range from around $186 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $140 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Limerick

Most booked hotels in Limerick

Bunratty Manor Hotel
Excellent (9.2, 570 reviews)
The Old Bank B&b
Excellent (9.1, 217 reviews)
Deebert House Hotel
Excellent (9, 324 reviews)
The George Limerick Hotel
Excellent (8.5, 4127 reviews)
the Savoy Hotel
Excellent (8.5, 1824 reviews)
Bunratty Castle Hotel, BW Signature Collection
Excellent (8.5, 1446 reviews)
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Renting a car in Limerick

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 12% more expensive than at Shannon.

Expect to pay $6.93 per gallon in Limerick (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $83.13 and $110.84.